The Times of London: “Drop the term junkie to destigmatise ‘people who use drugs’”

People who take drugs should no longer be described as users, addicts or junkies, according to a global commission that says such pejorative terms should be phased out to prevent those who use drugs being stigmatised.

A report by the Global Commission on Drug Policy, whose members include Sir Nick Clegg and Sir Richard Branson, advises officials and journalists to use the words “person who uses drugs” rather than “drug user”, and “person with non-problematical drug use” rather than “recreational, casual or experimental user”.

Read full article in The Times.